You'll only be able to retain your steering wheel audio controls with a compatible car stereo made by Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, or Sony. No other brands are currently compatible. Check the Details tab to see if steering wheel audio controls are retained in your vehicle.
Replacing the factory radio in many late model GM vehicles means losing the chime that warns the door is open, along with audible safety warnings. Also, your new car stereo will not work with your GM steering wheel audio controls.
The SOOGM-15 GM Class II Data Bus interface from Crux lets you install an aftermarket receiver in these vehicles and keep the door chimes, all audible safety warnings, and OnStar functionality in select GM vehicles. You'll also retain the use of your factory steering wheel controls in most vehicles (see the compatibility chart in Details — vehicles that do not retain use of steering wheel controls are marked by an asterisk).
Connect the SOOGM-15 to the wiring harness on your new car stereo, mount the module in a convenient location, and plug it into the existing factory plug. Get the great sound you want, and keep all important safety features intact. The SOOGM-15 interface works with all GM audio systems, including Premium Bose® . Warranty: 1 year.
Important Note: If you do not use an interface like this when you replace your factory radio, you will disable the audible warning system in your vehicle. Crutchfield cannot provide a free wiring harness for your vehicle, and we strongly recommend that you use the recommended interface when replacing this vehicle's factory radio. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death.
Installation Note: If your vehicle has a factory amplifier, you'll lose fader and balance control with the new car stereo. You'll want to set your system's balance and fader controls correctly before installing the new car stereo, as those settings are retained after you've pulled out the old radio.